First, do no harm. Doctors, nurses, and clinicians swear by this code of conduct. Yet, medical errors are made every single day - avoidable mistakes that often cost lives.
Inspired by two such mistakes, Dr. Peter Pronovost made it his personal mission to improve patient safety and make preventable deaths a thing of the past, one hospital at a time. Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals shows how Dr. Pronovost started a revolution by creating a simple checklist that standardised a common ICU procedure. His reforms are being implemented in all fifty states of the US and have saved hundreds of lives by cutting hospital-acquired infection rates by 70%.
Atul Gawande profiled Dr. Pronovost's reforms in a New Yorker article and his bestselling book The Checklist Manifesto is based upon Dr. Pronovost's success in patient safety. But Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals is the real story: an inspiring, thought-provoking, accessible insider's narrative about how doctors and nurses are improving patient care.